If there is one thing we’ve learned about Donald Trump over the course of the last few years, it is that the man says what he means, and he certainly means what he says.
Sure, it’s bullish, but bullish behavior in the same vein that we revere past Presidents for. It’s some Teddy Roosevelt style stubbornness, and we will likely look back one day and make a few more comparisons between these men.
When Donald Trump came into office, he did so with the express, voted consent of the American people to work toward several, very specific goals. Of these promises, none were quite as tangible as the idea of building a “big, beautiful” wall on the border with Mexico in order to impede traffic along the human and drug trafficking routes that litter the often unmarked line.
The left cried “racism”, because, frankly, that’s what they do.
As we approach the two year mark from the moment Trump was elected, the wall itself is still in its zygote stage thanks to a number of obstructionist tactics being employed by the progressive swamp dwellers on Capitol Hill. Now, the President is taking a far more direct approach in dealing with the stalwarts across the aisle.
The president was asked, “[A]re you saying that you would be willing to shut the government down in September if it does not fully fund $25 billion worth of your border wall and also deliver all of the immigration priorities that you listed in your tweet, or are you leaving some room for negotiation there?”
Trump responded, “I’ll always leave room for negotiation.”
He added, “We need border security. Border security includes the wall, but it includes many other things. … I would certainly be willing to close it down to get it done. As you know, we are already approving things in various bills, including, we’re going to be taking care of the military. We always put the military and law enforcement very high. But I would be certainly willing to consider a shutdown if we don’t get proper border security.”
This was loud. This was clear. This was concise. I’m not sure what else could be done to allow for the democrats to understand what’s next.